LEE, COLLIER AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES PRODUCE MILLIONS OF TONS OF TRASH EVERY YEAR. SOLID WASTE FACILITIES KNOW JUST WHAT TO DO WITH IT
THERE ARE NO MOUNTAINS IN SOUTHwest Florida, unless you count mountains of trash: landfills that rise up to 13 stories above the ground. Here, an intimate and complete history of who we are is buried every day. Full Story
Professor learns that mountains come in many forms
After a year’s planning and a trip of 1,884 miles, I lay sick and wretched on the side of snow-capped Volcano Cotopaxi, just 3,600 feet from my goal. At 15,744 feet on the side of the mountain near Quito, Ecuador, altitude sickness had overcome me. Head pounding, stomach churning, I lay in the dark, frigid refuge house. Full Story
Hard to hire
Proposed laws try to make it easier for workers with bad credit, criminal histories
TWO OF THE MORE THAN 2,000 BILLS expected to be considered by the 2014 Florida Legislature could impact the way businesses hire employees. Full Story
MINDING YOUR BUSINESS
Counselor Jim Fry uses Christian worldview to counsel patients
Jim Fry has been a licensed Christian mental health counselor and therapist for 30 years.
He is one of four owners of Cove Counseling, 3400 Tamiami Trail, Suite 204, Port Charlotte. Three male and three female counselors comprise the practice. They each act as sole proprietors, each with his or her own specialty, each setting his or her own rates. Full Story
474 S. McCall Road, Englewood
This beautiful custom-designed home is on more than half an acre overlooking Lemon Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway. With 2,006 square feet of living space, the home offers panoramic water views from most rooms. The Key West-style residence features three bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms and a den. The master bathroom has dual sinks, a spacious walk-in shower and a claw-foot tub. Full Story
CDBIA to host second annual Sporting Clays Classic
The Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association will host its second Sporting Clays Classic on Sunday, March 16, at Sarasota Trap & Skeet Gun Club in Nokomis. Full Story
The soul of a horse
Tony Award-winning ‘War Horse’ comes to the BB Mann
THEATER IS KNOWN FOR RISK-TAKING, BUT THE DECISION TO transform the novel “War Horse” by Michael Morpurgo into a play seemed especially audacious.
After all, the lead character is a horse named Joey who’s sold to the cavalry and becomes a war horse in World War I.
How could you adapt that to the stage? Full Story
Yee haw! The rodeo’s in town
Arcadia is only 25 miles from Punta Gorda, but some distances cannot be calculated by the odometer. With each passing mile, the landscape opens wider and the years seem to fall away. The feel of Old Florida abounds in downtown Arcadia, chock full of antique stores that harken to days gone by. Full Story